Thursday, the 3d of November, 1653.
Nomination of Sheriffs.
ORDERED, That Tuesday next be appointed for
the Nomination of Sheriffs: And that the Members
of the House do then present the Names of fit Persons
for Sheriffs of the respective Counties.
Earl of Shrewsbury's Estate.
Ordered, That the Sale of the Lands and Estate of the
Earl of Shrewsbury be said for one Week longer: And
that the Trustees for Sale of the Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, do forbear
the Sale thereof, accordingly.
Resolved, That the House do proceed to receive the
Report of the Bill for the Chancery.
Colonel West reports from the Committee of the Law,
A Bill for taking away the High Court of Chancery, and
appointing Commissioners and Judges to hear and determine, as well Causes now depending, as also future Matters of Equity, and putting in Order other Matters of
Law, which were within the Jurisdiction of that Court;
and regulating divers Abuses in the Courts of Common
Law: Which was this Day read the First and Second
time: And, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Law.
Ordered, That Major-General Harrison and Mr. St.
Nicholas be added to that Committee.
Resolved, That the Bill for the Assessment be read
To-morrow Morning, the first Business.